Dodgers News: LA Avoids Arbitration with Several Players, Sign International Prospects

It’s been a busy day for Los Angeles as today was the deadline to exchange arbitration figures with players with over three years of Major League service time. While they weren’t the big moves fans may have been hoping for, they were able to avoid arbitration with several key players, who instead agreed to one-year contracts. This doesn’t mean that their time with the Dodgers will come to an end after next season, it just settles how much a player will be paid for the upcoming season. 

So far, the Dodgers have settled on one-year contracts with the following players for 2021.

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The Dodgers were unable to come to an agreement with players such as Austin Barnes and Walker Buehler, which means both will go to an arbitration hearing with the team in February to settle on a number. Buehler was reported to file at $4.15 million while the Dodgers filed at $3.3 million. For Barnes, he filed at $2 million with the Dodgers countering at $1.5 million.

In other news, the Dodgers also agreed to terms on contracts with 22 international players. The new influx of players includes 12 pitchers, 3 catchers, 4 infielders, and 3 outfielders. The main prize of the signings happens to be a potential 5-tool shortstop named Wilman Diaz, No. 3 on MLB Pipeline’s Top-30 International Prospects. The team was also able to add to the already deep catcher position with the signing of Jesus Galiz (No. 8). Catch the full list of signings here. 

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